Monday, June 05, 2023

Community News

Join JLE for Shavuot ‘Dessert and Learn’

The JLE (Jewish Learning Experience of Bergen County) invites lesser-affiliated Jews to a Shavuot afternoon “Dessert and Learn” on Shabbat, May 27 at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy a variety of mouthwatering kosher dairy and parve desserts while learning about Pirkei Avot, a treasury of advice, ethics and wisdom from our sages.


YIOT to Host Blood Drive in June

Young Israel of Teaneck (868 Perry Lane) will host an emergency blood drive in memory of Mary Schatz, z”l on Thursday, June 15 from 1-7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you want to make an appointment you can sign up at


NJ Y Camps to Sponsor Program on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

On Sunday, May 21 at 10 a.m., NJ Y Camps, together with the Healthcare Foundation of NJ, will host a Zoom program headlined by Rabbi Shalom Hammer. Rabbi Hammer, a renowned speaker, educator and writer, will discuss mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

Rabbi Hammer is a senior


Hillside’s Adath Israel Holds Men’s Club Inaugural Event

(Courtesy of AI Men’s Club Committee) It was anything but an ordinary Saturday night on May 6 at the Union Y. The AI Men’s Club hosted their inaugural event, Burgers and Beer. The event was attended by 45 members as well as a few prospective members.

There was an


Yeshivas Bais Mordechai Of Teaneck Marks Lag B’Omer

Yeshivas Bais Mordechai of Teaneck hosted a Lag B’Omer bonfire celebration. The Teaneck Fire Department and TVAC were also on hand to celebrate the special day.


Lag B’Omer Celebrated At Bris Avrohom

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) On Lag B’Omer over 200 children with their parents came to celebrate the day on the lawn of the shul. The children were greatly entertained. A petting zoo arrived with pony rides. The fire trucks gave tours to the eager children. There was a soccer dart game as well as ax throwing. The


Chabad of Yonkers Enjoys Lag B’Omer

Chabad of Yonkers Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz welcomed dozens to celebrate Lag B’Omer outside on the synagogue’s lawn, and to enjoy the lavish grilled food.

Robert Kalfus can be reached at [email protected]and 917.379.4165.


Northeast Jewish Center Hosts Joyful Lag B’Omer

Northeast Jewish Center’s Rabbi Craig Glasser and his wife Rebbetzin Luba Glasser hosted a Lag B’Omer barbecue, followed by delicious roasted marshmallows cooked over a safe bonfire for dessert, and watermelon!

Almost 100 people enjoyed sitting outdoors on a comfortable, not chilly evening, seeing the stars in the sky and the


Lubavitch on the Palisades Celebrates Lag B’Omer

(Courtesy of Lubavitch on the Palisades) Lubavitch on the Palisades celebrated Lag B’Omer at the Alpine Scout Camp with an extravaganza for the entire family. Lag B’Omer is a day marked on the Jewish calendar as a day of joy, light and happiness. In the spirit of unity and ahavat Yisrael, they joined


NISHMAT to Honor Outstanding Partners in NYC


(Courtesy of NISHMAT) Yoetzet Halacha Dr. Julia Baruch will receive the prestigious Miriam Glaubach Center Award for Excellence on Wednesday evening, June 7 at Nishmat’s gala at Guastavino’s in Manhattan. Sandy and Jerry Seligsohn will accept the Founders Award; Rose Gerszberg and Linda Goldenberg Mayman will be guests of


Join Project Ezrah in a Shavuot Learn-a-Thon

(Courtesy of Project Ezrah) Over the last few years there has been an undeniable increase in the need for better access to mental health care. This trend is national, but we see the real effects of the issue hit home in Bergen County. There are many reasons why our community is finding it difficult to access care. Two primary reasons are


OU Kosher’s Annual Conference Attracts More Than 100 Rabbinic Field Reps

(Courtesy of OU) More than 100 OU Kosher rabbinic coordinators (RCs) and rabbinic field representatives (RFRs) from around the world recently united at the Hilton Meadowlands in East Rutherford for OU Kosher’s two-day annual kashrus conference.

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